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New Year, New Wallpaper

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Hello, friend! Welcome to the second week of a new month, and in fact a new year. 2017 has arrived with incredible world events happening. I'll not get political, too much. There's a quote I love which is attributed to JFK, but it really originated with Hillel. It goes like this...

If I am not for myself, who will be for me? But if I am only for myself, who am I? If not now, when?
— Hillel

I love this quote. It can take on so many different meanings, and indeed the scholars have discussed for many generations the meaning and origin from this quote. For me, today, in the current world we're living, I think it's saying "take care of yourself", "stand up for yourself"! It could also just be a cry to action. So with a new year here, I'm guessing many of my readers have big plans for eating healthier, exercising more, volunteering regularly, giving back, focusing on new work goals and so on... if not now, when? It's 2017. Everyday is an opportunity to "do" what your personal call to action is! So I designed this month's wallpaper to give you a daily reminder to take care of you now! Work on your goals now! Be a better you, now! 

As always, just click on link below the image to go to your free downloadable file. And if you wish to share this wallpaper, please give credit back to me. Thank you so much. Cheers to a wonderful 2017!

Click on here to be directed to your free downloadable file. Enjoy!

2016 New Year Desktop Wallpaper

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Hi friends! So 2016, huh? Can you believe it? A new year, new opportunities, new challenges, new beginnings, new ideas... they're all part of each January. I'm not one for New Year resolutions, but I am a person who loves the idea of starting fresh and resetting my outlook, attitude, professional and personal compass etc. at the start of the new year. With that in mind, one of my goals of 2015 and continuing into 2016, is to do my best to find joy in ordinary things each day. I know when I make a conscious decision to look at each day with a grateful heart, my day seems to be a happier day in general. To help me remember this, I designed this month's desktop wallpaper with the saying "find joy in the ordinary" on a sunny background. Go ahead and grab the file for yourself. Maybe it will be just what you need to help you focus on the simple joys each day. I've included both small and large sizing so you can use it on a laptop or your larger monitors. Enjoy!

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Christmas Desktop and Laptop Wallpaper

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My sweet Aggie

Hello friends! It's been a long time since I've touched base with you all. Much has happened over the past several months. Some sad and lots happy, all part of life. If you follow my Instagram and Twitter accounts you probably already know my sweet Aggie died of acute leukemia in late summer. It was a terribly painful time for me and my family. In all honesty, I'm still in the healing process. Aggie was an important part of my life as well as the lives of my husband and children. We gave her the best life possible and she was mostly comfortable and pain-free until her final day. Chemo was not too rough on her, but after only 5 weeks of treatment, it was no longer effective. Making the decision to call off treatment and put her down is the toughest thing I've had to do. It was the right thing for Aggie though, and I have peace in my heart knowing I didn't let her suffer just so I could enjoy her company a few more days.

Molly Mousse the Whoodle

Again, if you follow my social media feeds, you know we welcomed a new fur-baby into our family on September 22. Her name is Molly Mousse and she's a Black Whoodle (Soft Coat Wheaten Terrier / Poodle Mix) with more spunk and attitude than I've ever experienced! We're still in the thick of teaching her the rules of the house... mainly that she isn't actually the boss of everyone. Ha! Who am I kidding? She's totally the boss right now. We've nicknamed her "The Ninja Puppy" because she's so hard to catch, and she often sneak up on you if you're not paying attention! I've already fallen madly in love with her!

In October I celebrated a fairly large birthday (no need to go into details), and my husband and I celebrated 20 years of marriage. I feel incredibly blessed to have him in my life as my partner, best friend, love. It seems like only yesterday we were planning our wedding, and now here it is twenty years later! Time really does fly when you're having fun.

November brought our home a new powder room, and some sprucing up in the living room as well as a new dining room. Everything happened just in time to host a family gathering for Thanksgiving. I'll share photos in another post at a later time.

And here it is December! The grand holiday month for so many! In my home we celebrate Chanukah with our boys, and I personally celebrate a peaceful and spiritual Christmas on my own. In honor of Christmas, I've put together a fun (and free) downloadable wallpaper for your desktop or laptop! Instead of designing a 2016 calendar, this year I've decided to design monthly wallpapers for your computer. And what better time to start than now. Just follow the link below to grab your Christmas Checklist wallpaper by Easton Place!

Christmas Wallpaper: Large    Christmas Wallpaper: Small

I hope your have a most joyous holiday season. May you find and be the love and peace in the world this year and in the years to come.

Much love. -Patti